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$5.3 Billion Pledged for Marine Conservation at US Summit

A 90-nation conference devoted to the world's oceans ended Friday with $5.3 billion in pledges for marine conservation, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said proves "we are making progress." Forty significant new or expanded marine protected areas were created at the Our Ocean summit, including President Barack Obama's announcement of the first U.S. marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean — an area totaling 13,000 square kilometers and known for its underwater...

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